Listen to the episode: Subscribe via iTunes | Listen via Stitcher Go to previous episode | Go to next episode The Song And here are the lyrics. Supporting Videos “25 or 6 to 4,” by Chicago “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” by Led Zeppelin “Blurred Lines,” by Robin Thicke, ft. Pharrell Williams and T.I. “Brain Stew/Jaded,” by Green Read more about Ep. 37 Notes (“Black Hole Sun,” by Soundgarden)[…]
Plagiarism, creativity, and meaning. Soundgarden, Green Day, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and more help us make sense of some fun and complex issues.
You may be concerned, however, that to create the rhyme we had to destroy the meaning. What in the world is a “supergroup collusion”? And does being “parts of some collusion” really mean the same thing as being “parts of some supergroup”? Is it worth getting a rhyme if it turns the lyrics into something Read more about 10.3 But Now It Makes No Sense![…]
But what of line 2? . , . . , . . , . . , . And what do we see here? Surround with illusion? Hmm. Well, that works, technically, but I don’t like the word “illusion” going further into the fourth foot than its first syllable. Perhaps instead we should say: . , . . , . . , . . , And what do we see here? Surrounded by lies? This would create an interesting link with the word “lies” in the first line, especially since the two words, Read more about 9.3 Stamping Our New Foot on Line 2[…]
Let’s talk about some strategies for coming up with something to write about. First, I find it easiest to get motivated to write about things that make me feel scared, angry, worried, or frustrated. So, if you’re looking for something to write about, you might start by asking yourself what you feel scared, angry, worried, Read more about 6.2 Finding Inspiration[…]
Theme: dependent identity. Topics: cultural appropriation, three kinds of signs, and personal identity. Listen to the episode and explore background material.